By default each step you do within a macro is also shown on the docker 'Object Manager'. This is very useful when you design a macro but slows down the entire duration of the run. Most of you most likely know, that with the Application.Optimization = True this feature can be deactivated and activated again. The disadvantage of having this on, is, than you have no clue how far the progress of your macro is.I know at least two possibilities how you can get also an information about the progress of your program:The first is to write it in a file. Here you need as precondition the document stored in a variable (here OutDoc, using 'ActiveDocument' may not work in all situations).Then you need a sub routine like this somewhere in your macros:Sub InfoOutF(ByVal pText As String)Dim fOut As Integer, fOutN As String, DotPos As StringDotPos = InStrRev(OutDoc.FullFileName, ".")fOutN = Left(OutDoc.FullFileName, DotPos) + "Txt"fOut = FreeFileOpen fOutN For Output As #fOutPrint #fOut, pTextClose #fOutEnd Suband call it during the macro a few times with a line like:InfoOutF ActivePage.Name+" created"If you use:Open fOutN For Append As #fOutinstead, you even will create a log file. But for that it would make sense to add at least the time stamp to each output:Print #fOut, Format(Now(),"hhmmss")+" "+pTextIf you did this, you see in the explorer at the same location of your document a file with the same name but ".Txt" at the end which you can open to see the progress.One other method is, to make Corel speak to you. But for that you need to have a TTS (Text to Speech) program on your computer. I'm using Balabolka_Console.Exe. This is a free program you can download and save on any place on your computer. It does not need any installation and works by default with the English standard voice coming with windows. If you want to have this in your native language, you need to install such a voice and this will work as well.Then you need a sub routine like:Sub InfoOutV(ByVal pText As String)Dim CurCmd As StringCurCmd = Chr(34) + "C:\Tools\Balabolka\balabolka_console.exe" + Chr(34) + " -t " + Chr(34) + pText + Chr(34)Shell CurCmd, vbHideEnd Suband call it as described before.Maybe this methods are new to some of you. I'm using them and they are very helpful for me, maybe you also have a benefit of it.
Another idea is to have a visual progress bar report back to user.
using this right away
i tried to use a progress bar but the changes only showed after the macro has finished
Did you already made one that worked and how?
Here you need to add to your script a 'DoEvents' to refresh the screen.
It depends on your script how often you need to trigger DoEvents. Bit this may slow down the tool as well. So you should do a time check, e.g.: that you update maybe all 2 seconds the screen
thanks, it works. !